From Latin ferramenta, a tool is a instrument which allows to perform certain works. These objects were designed to facilitate the performance of a mechanical task that requires the use of a certain force . He screwdriver , the pin and the hammer They are tools.
For example: "I need a tool to remove this screw and install the new counter", "Please bring my toolbox so we try to fix the blender", “Without the right tool, it will be impossible to perform this task”.
Already in Prehistory it is necessary to underline that our ancestors were in need of building their own tools to perform tasks such as making fire, hunting, gathering ... All of them have evolved to adapt to the times and also other chords have emerged to the needs of each moment.
Tools are also the specific utensils used by artisans or other workers for the development of their specialized tasks: “My aunt makes crafts and has a lot of tools to create her works”, “The teacher asked me for a tool to work with wood”.
Currently there are very specific tools for different fields. Thus, for example, in the case of the carpenter, the saw, sandpaper or saw should be highlighted. While in the case of the gardener, he will use scissors, lawnmower, shovel, pickaxe ...
Many believe that human beings are the only ones capable of creating and using tools. However, there are other animals that also appeal to the tools. Some primates use stones to open coconuts or sticks to remove insects from tree hollows.
However, we must not overlook either that in the most colloquial field the term tool is used with a wide variety of meanings. Thus, it is usually used as a synonym for a white weapon, the horns of some animals or even the teeth.
More uses of the word that concerns us are those that it has within the economic, business and financial sphere. In this case, it is used with the clear purpose of mentioning the instruments, tangible or intangible, that are possessed to carry out a project and to achieve concrete results.
That means, for example, that when talking about entrepreneurs, it is established that they have a series of tools to start up their businesses, changes and initiatives. Among them would be the business plan, the self-assessment, the business model, its ideas, the analysis of the market in which it is integrated or its entrepreneurial attitudes.
Beyond the physical object, the concept of tool is also used to name any procedure that improves the ability to perform certain tasks . In this way, it is possible to talk about computer tools : “Microsoft Office is a tool to develop office tasks”.
It should be noted that, according to this broader use of the term, the definition that emphasizes that the tool is a means for the controlled application of Energy . With a computer tool, the human being does not perform any kind of force.